Skeptical Inquirer — Volume 40.4
Thirty years ago, although dozens of tests had been mostly negative, astrologers said critics had ignored serious astrology. Now there are hundreds of tests, some of them even heroic. Has anything changed?
by John Cook
Science denial has a corrosive effect on deli- cately understood scientific concepts, and it is getting worse. But science itself holds an answer.
The question of the relationship between art and science remains fascinating and open.
by Russ Dobler
“Much of my work has been about what we see, what we don’t see, and what we think we see”
by Joe Nickell
Before trying to explain something, first be sure that it really occurred.
Until now, the Phoenix Lights were simply that: they were just lights in the sky, skeptics and proponents could agree.
by Matt Nisbet
Political Divisions Will Affect American Beliefs about the Zika Threat.
by James Alcock
Extrasensory Perception: Support, Skepticism, and Science by Edwin C. May and Sonali Bhatt Marwaha
Does E = mc2 Imply Mysticism?
No word stolen from physics is (ab)used in the woo literature more than energy. The most fa- mous equation in physics is often cited as proof that matter and soul are one and the same, a tenet of mysticism.
Does the Universe Revolve around Me?
by Matthew P. Wiesner
A Critical Review of the Geocentrism Documentary The Principle
Dear Readers, This Is about You . . . and Us
Skeptical Inquirer’s 2016 Reader Survey Results
The Do’s and Don’ts of Trusting Science
by Faye Flam
Obesity: ‘Fat Chance’ or Failure of Sincerity?
Good News for Grouches: Happiness May Be Overrated
by Stuart Vyse
Egging the Equator
So it was that I spent several long minutes trying to balance the same egg on the same stake and nail.
by Bernard M. Patten
The Map of Heaven: How Science, Religion, and Ordinary People Are Proving the Afterlife by Eben Alexander